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Free food banks, soup kitchens and pantries Anderson County SC

Anderson County has several free food pantries for low-income families and people with no money. However some of the distribution centers near you will be in nearby towns. There are free grocery boxes given out today,  meals from soup kitchens, personal toiletries and other supplies. Find a free food bank or pantry near you in Anderson County South Carolina.

If a center is impossible to reach, then referrals may be given to other food banks that may be closer to you or the homebound can inquire into Meals on Wheels. There are also pet food pantries, applications sites to SNAP benefits for low-income families, baby formula and more. Or get a phone number at the bottom of the page for other free food in Anderson County, government benefits, or grocery programs near you.

The services available at each pantry will vary. Some will not only offer a free box of healthy groceries, but staff will often also provide food stamp application assistance including an EBT card to the low income. They can also refer clients to USDA commodities or other government aid, including WIC vouchers or food stamp application offices near you. So many resources may be provided by an Anderson County pantry.

Pantries will often have other items to pass out. This may be basic household goods or pots and pans for a kitchen or hygiene items. Other holiday help may be administered too, such as free Christmas or Thanksgiving food baskets. So numerous programs are offered.

Anderson County free food box and meal distribution centers

AIM Food Pantry
Main address - 1202 S. Murray Street, Anderson, SC 29624. Phone: (864) 226-2273
Emergency boxes of food and groceries can be passed out.

Clemson Community Care
105 Anderson HWY, Clemson, South Carolina 29631. Call (864) 653-4460
This covers both Anderson County and other areas of Clemson. A pantry is on site. There is also a  Secret Santa Christmas program for meals and toys, school supplies, and applications to SNAP food stamps at the non-profit.




Gospel Tabernacle of Faith Church
Address: 1613 S Main St, Anderson, SC 29624. Phone: (864) 261-7107

Honea Path Church of God
Main location is 13 Princeton Hwy, Honea Path, SC 29654. Phone: (864) 369-7832
The charity run food pantry will help people over the age of 60 or women, infants, the unemployed and children with groceries, eggs, dairy, milk, cereal and more. There are also free holiday food baskets in Anderson County SC.

Faith Food Bank
Address: 308 Williams St, Williamston, SC 29697. Dial 864-518-1477
A drive thru pantry is open too.

Salvation Army - Anderson
112 Tolly St, Anderson, SC 29621. For information, dial (864) 225-7381
There is a free food pantry and soup kitchen. Groceries are combined with case management. There are also free Christmas toys, Thanksgiving dinners and other goods. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Anderson County.

God's Pantry Warehouse - Fountain Inn
Referrals only (864) 963-4441

Piedmont Emergency Relief Center
Location is 3 Main St., Piedmont, SC 29673. Phone - (864) 845-5535
A free food bank is on site. Rice, meats, dairy, and more is offered in a crisis.





AID Upstate
(864) 250-0607
Food, medical care, and other support is only for HIV and AIDs impacted families.

United Ministries of Clinton supports parts of Anderson
500 Academy St, Clinton, SC 29325. Call (864) 938-9070

Belton Interfaith Ministries
Location is 507 N Main St, Belton, SC 29627. Phone: (864) 338-7797
The free pantry has items such as dry and canned goods, paper products, soup, laundry detergent and personal toiletries. There is also produce, ensure for senior citizens, and a free Meals on Wheels along with pet food or cat litter.

First Baptist Church of Iva Community Food Pantry
Address: 9536 SC-81, Iva, SC 29655. Phone: (864) 348-3662Free food pantries Anderson County SC

Royal Baptist Church
A food banks and soup kitchen is at 407 E Hampton St., Anderson, SC 29624. Phone: (864) 964-9006

New Life Philadelphia Center
Main address is 1300 E River St, Anderson, SC 29624. Phone: (864) 224-4052
Clients include single parents, homeless teens, and survivors of domestic violence. Free food, hot meals, educational support, and budgeting is available.

Messiah Lutheran Church
1100 Log Shoals Rr, Mauldin, South Carolina 29662. Call (864) 963-4441 or (864) 963-4549

Ample Harvest Partners
There are multiple locations that are part of the network. Low-income families, disabled adults, single mothers and others in Anderson County will get groceries, boxes of food, fruits, dairy items, and more. Get rice, pasta, infant formula, and other goods.

  • First Presbyterian Church in Simpsonville (phone (864) 963-4441), Mount Cowell Fellowship Hall in Joanna (phone - (864) 963-4441), Sharon United Methodist Church (phone (864) 963-4441), Old Pilgrim Baptist Church (phone (864) 963-4441) all have pantries as well. They only cover small portions of Anderson County as most of their operations are targeted at other regions.

Anderson Crisis Pregnancy Center
Address is 1303 N Murray Ave, Anderson, SC 29625. Call (864) 231-0077 for intake.
There may be referrals and information on food and other support for pregnant teens. They can learn where to get formula from, counseling, or goods such as diapers.

Good Neighbor Cupboard
313 South Towers St., Anderson, South Carolina 29624. Telephone - (864) 224-1701
Hot meals, Home delivery, and a free food bank is on site for low income and less fortunate families.







Find more free food assistance programs in Anderson County South Carolina

For more details, call 704.376.1785 or 803-254-4432. There are many other pantries near you and food assistance programs in Anderson, ranging from Senior Brown Bags to weekend snacks or produce for children and Thanksgiving/Christmas meals. Or find out about Feeding America in Anderson, SNAP food stamps or other government benefits.


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